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Social Housing & Public Sector Housing Repairs & Responsive Maintenance

Meet our Management Team

With over 100 years combined expertise in both social housing and construction, our management team are respected experts in their individual fields. They are passionate about what they do and have an open door policy where all employees can draw upon their wealth of experience and knowledge.

Richard Cooper at COMSERV

Richard Cooper BSc (Hons), Dip Bld Surv, ICIOB, C.Build E MCABE
Group Executive Manager

With over 30 years' experience in the social housing sector combining his experience in Local Authority, Housing Association and now the commercial sector, Richard joined Jacobs Construction in 2003 as the Business Development Manager. In 2005, he was instrumental in the merger of two companies to create comserv (UK) Ltd where he took up the role of Group Executive Manager developing the company from five employees to over 200 today. Richard is the direct liaison with the Board and is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organisation, implementing the Company's long and short term plans along with responsibilities for all corporate affairs.

Mike Benfield at COMSERV

Mike Benfield BSc (Hons), MCIOB, AssocRICS
Group Operations Manager

Mike has worked in various roles for the group of companies since 1994 and is now Group Operations Manager. He has the responsibility for providing a high quality, customer focused repairs service to clients, ensuring all stock owned by the Local Authorities or housing associations are managed to the highest possible standard. Specialising in leading change management programmes, Mike has spent the last few years leading Systems Thinking Interventions and undertaking systems remodelling making us the first Social Housing Contractor to redesign our entire business using lean principles.

John Noakes at COMSERV

John Noakes
Electrical Manager

John has over 35 years electrical experience having worked for a variety of local electrical companies. John joined comserv in 2010 starting up the companies Electrical division and quickly gaining Approved Contractor status with the NICEIC. In the joint role of Electrical Manager / Principal Duty Holder is responsible for leading a team of Supervisors and Resource Controllers ensuring that the electrical works are completed safely, on time and within budget. John also carries out the duties as one of three NICEIC Qualifying Supervisors ensuring that all aspects of electrical works, including test and inspections & compliance checks are carried out in accordance with current British Standards.

Our Team

Gary Mann - Health & Safety Manager
Malcolm Ponsford - IT/Telecom & Fleet Manager
Mary-Ellen Henry – Resource Manager
Paul Temple – Resource Manager
Suzanne Mowatt – Human Resources Manager
Teresa Flecknell – Voids Co-ordinator
comserv board

The Board

Our Directors are firmly committed to achieving and maintaining the highest of standards within comserv by providing transparent and clear lines of responsibilities, leading to achieving the Company’s objectives and delivering long-term value.

comserv is owned by Nick Ralls and Trevor Jacobs who, in 2004, decided to form a joint venture to create comserv UK Ltd.

With their passion, enthusiasm and commitment to excellence along with their extensive construction experience both Nick and Trevor work hard behind the scenes to oversee the company's performance. They manage the safety and long-term strategic health, growth and financial strength of the business.

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